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U.S. Advance To Copa America Quarterfinals With Hard-Fought Win Against Paraguay

U.S. forward Clint Dempsey (8) takes on Paraguay's Gustavo Gomez during the USMNT's 1-0 victory at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday.

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U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones warms up before the match.

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U.S. starters Clint Dempsey (left), John Brooks (center), and Gyasi Bardes stand during the playing of the national anthem.

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USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann takes in the pre-match festivities.

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The USMNT's starting XI pose for a pre-match photo. Top row (from left): Clint Dempsey, John Brooks, Brad Guzan, Michael Bradley, Geoff Cameron, Jermaine Jones. Bottom row (from left): Bobby Wood, Gyasi Zardes, Alejandro Bedoya, DeAndre Yedlin, Fabian Johnson.

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Paraguay supporters react during pre-match festivities.

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U.S. forward Bobby Wood (7) attacks while Paraguay's Fabian Balbuena (2) and Gustavo Gomez (3) defend.

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U.S. defender DeAndre Yedlin (2) eludes Paraguay's Miguel Salmudio.

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U.S. midfielder Gyasi Zardes looks to pass the ball, moments before assisting on Clint Dempsey's goal in the 27th minute.

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U.S. forward Clint Dempsey reacts after scoring in the 27th minute.

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After linking up for a goal in the 27th minute, U.S. attackers Clint Dempsey and Gyasi Zardes embrace.

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U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley (4) takes on Paraguay's Miguel Almiron.

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U.S. forward Bobby Wood attacks during first-half play.

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U.S. defender Geoff Cameron passes the ball during the second half.

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U.S. goalkeeper Brad Guzan controls the ball during second-half play.

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U.S. defender Michael Orozco (14) leaps for the ball against Paraguay's Jorge Benitez (7) while Dario Lezcano looks on.

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U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley (left) and Kyle Beckerman (15) win a ball from Paraguay's Rodrigo Rojas.

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Paraguay's Jorge Benitez (7) attacks while U.S. midfielder Graham Zusi gives chase.

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U.S. defender Geoff Cameron races to the ball against Paraguay's Jorge Benitez while Michael Bradley (4) and Jermaine Jones (13) look on.

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U.S. goalkeeper Brad Guzan reacts at the end of the match.

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Members of the American Outlaws react at the end of the match.

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